SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: South Carolina at Kentucky

Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game preview

South Carolina visits Kentucky on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
South Carolina 42.0 31.5 65.5 18 39.5 8.8 3.8 13.5 15.1
South Carolina OPP 45.4 35.4 75.6 190 41.6 7.8 4.3 14.6 16.9
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 41.3 32.2 73.4 22 41.3 6.4 6.2 11.9 14.5

Kentucky OPP 40.9 31.2 74.0 250 39.0 6.5 3.6 12.0 12.2

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPR=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
AJ Lawson USC 17.4 42.5 36.5 66.7
Keyshawn Bryant USC 14.2 50.0 22.2 70.6
Brandon Boston KEN 12.2 36.6 29.3 80.0
Keion Brooks KEN 10.7 43.7 22.7 79.3
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.5 48.4 47.4 75.0
Davion Mintz KEN 10.3 36.8 34.0 66.7
Jermaine Couisnard USC 9.7 29.0 27.3 52.5

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
AJ Lawson USC 23 1.5
Brandon Boston KEN 28 1.4
Jermaine Couisnard USC 20 1.4
Seventh Woods USC 19 1.3
Keyshawn Bryant USC 15 1.2
Devin Askew KEN 21 1.1
Davion Mintz KEN 21 1.1

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 54 2.7
Jalyn McCreary USC 14 1.3
Olivier Sarr KEN 26 1.3
Keion Brooks KEN 12 1.1
Keyshawn Bryant USC 13 1.0
Wildens Leveque USC 10 0.7
Justin Minaya USC 10 0.7
Lance Ware KEN 11 0.6

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 44 137 6.9
Justin Minaya USC 41 96 6.9
Keion Brooks KEN 27 69 6.3
Olivier Sarr KEN 40 109 5.5
Keyshawn Bryant USC 22 70 5.4
Wildens Leveque USC 36 79 5.3
Brandon Boston KEN 33 100 5.0
AJ Lawson USC 17 65 4.3

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South Carolina vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 49-12.

College Basketball Ratings

Source South Carolina Kentucky
NCAA NET 121 66
Sagarin 99 51
ESPN BPI 101 60
Ken Pomeroy 103 54
Massey Composite 116 67

South Carolina Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 AJ Lawson G 6′-6″ 178 JR
1 T.J. Moss G 6′-4″ 195 SO
2 Trey Anderson F 6′-6″ 203 SO
4 Jalyn McCreary F 6′-7″ 225 SO
5 Jermaine Couisnard G 6′-4″ 211 SO
10 Justin Minaya F 6′-6″ 215 JR
12 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 217 SO
13 Mike Green G 6′-1″ 188 SO
14 Nathan Nelson F 6′-6″ 189 JR
15 Wildens Leveque F 6′-11″ 230 SO
20 Alanzo Frink F 6′-7″ 260 JR
21 Ja’Von Benson F 6′-7″ 251 FR
23 Seventh Woods G 6′-2″ 189 SR
24 Keyshawn Bryant F 6′-5″ 197 JR
44 Ford Cooper Jr. G 6′-3″ 183 SO

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 194 SO
2 Devin Askew G 6′-3″ 198 FR
3 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6′-7″ 185 FR
5 Terrence Clarke G 6′-7″ 194 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 196 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 198 FR
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 SO
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 SR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 SO
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 SO
21 Cam’Ron Fletcher F 6′-6″ 215 FR
23 Isaiah Jackson F 6′-10″ 206 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 145 FR
30 Olivier Sarr F 7′-0″ 237 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 223 FR

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South Carolina Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/28/2020* South Carolina 62 Liberty 78
11/29/2020* South Carolina 69 Tulsa 58
12/5/2020 South Carolina 67 Houston 77
12/10/2020 Wofford PPD South Carolina PPD
12/14/2020 South Carolina PPD G Washington PPD
12/19/2020 Clemson PPD South Carolina PPD
12/23/2020 SC State 60 Tennessee 80
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Florida A&M 71 South Carolina 78
1/6/2021 Texas A&M 54 South Carolina 78
1/9/2021 South Carolina PPD Ole Miss PPD
1/12/2021 Tennessee PPD South Carolina PPD
1/16/2021 South Carolina 80 LSU 85
1/19/2021 South Carolina 70 Missouri 81
1/23/2021 Auburn 109 South Carolina 86
1/27/2021 Georgia 59 South Carolina 83
1/30/2021 South Carolina 81 Vanderbilt 93
2/3/2021 South Carolina 72 Florida 66
2/6/2021 Mississippi State 75 South Carolina 59
2/9/2021 Alabama 81 South Carolina 78
2/13/2021 Ole Miss 81 South Carolina 74
2/17/2021 South Carolina 73 Tennessee 93
2/20/2021 Missouri 93 South Carolina 78
2/24/2021 South Carolina 48 Mississippi State 69
2/27/2021 South Carolina 91 Georgia 70
3/2/2021 Arkansas 101 South Carolina 73
3/6/2021 South Carolina Kentucky

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Morehead State 45 Kentucky 81
11/29/2020 Richmond 76 Kentucky 64
12/1/2020 Kansas 65 Kentucky 62
12/6/2020 Kentucky 62 Georgia Tech 79
12/12/2020 Notre Dame 64 Kentucky 63
12/15/2020 Detroit Mercy PPD Kentucky PPD
12/19/2020 North Carolina 75 Kentucky 63
12/26/2020 Kentucky 59 Louisville 62
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Vanderbilt 74 Kentucky 77
1/9/2021 Kentucky 76 Florida 58
1/12/2021 Alabama 85 Kentucky 65
1/16/2021 Kentucky 59 Auburn 66
1/20/2021 Kentucky 62 Georgia 63
1/23/2021 LSU 69 Kentucky 82
1/26/2021 Kentucky 59 Alabama 70
1/30/2021 Texas CNL Kentucky CNL
2/3/2021 Kentucky 70 Missouri 75
2/6/2021 Tennessee 82 Kentucky 71
2/9/2021 Arkansas 81 Kentucky 80
2/13/2021 Auburn 80 Kentucky 82
2/17/2021 Kentucky 82 Vanderbilt 78
2/20/2021 Kentucky 70 Tennessee 55
2/23/2021 Texas A&M PPD Kentucky PPD
2/27/2021 Florida 71 Kentucky 67
3/2/2021 Kentucky 62 Ole Miss 70
3/6/2021 South Carolina Kentucky

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Injuries and Suspensions

South Carolina

[F] 01/26/2021 – Alanzo Frink is out for season (Medical)

Kentucky

[G] 02/08/2021 – Terrence Clarke is out for season (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

South Carolina-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 79, South Carolina 71


Saturday‘s game tips off at 12;00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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